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Instacart Acquires Unata
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, announced today it has acquired Unata, the award-winning provider of 1-to-1 digital solutions for grocers. Together, the ecommerce pioneers plan to enable the future of online grocery shopping, combining their talented teams, vibrant cultures, and innovative products to accelerate the process.  The acquisition, which bridges Unata's comprehensive white-label digital grocery platform with Instacart's established technology and scale, will create a one-stop shop for brick-and-mortar retailers to effectively compete in an increasingly online world. "Instacart's mission has always been to be an independent partner to retailers and enable them ...
Lactalis to Acquire siggi's to Further Grow the Unique Yogurt Brand
NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lactalis has agreed to acquire siggi's – the U.S. based maker of Icelandic style skyr yogurts with "simple ingredients, not a lot of sugar" – for an undisclosed price.   siggi's was founded by Siggi Hilmarsson who, after moving to the U.S. from his native Iceland, began making yogurt in his kitchen in response to American yogurt, which he found too sweet and full of extra ingredients. The recipe was based on skyr, the Icelandic style yogurt Siggi grew up eating in his native Iceland. With seed investment from his former professor, Siggi started selling his yogurt at an outdoor ...
Sprouts Expands Home Delivery Through Partnership with Instacart 
PHOENIX, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) today announced it will expand home delivery service to its major markets across the country through a new partnership with Instacart. Customers will be able to enjoy quick, convenient delivery of thousands of fresh, natural and organic products from Sprouts by simply visiting delivery.sprouts.com, the Instacart website or mobile app, where they can choose to have their groceries delivered same-day within one or two hours, or schedule a delivery for later in the week. Sprouts, which currently offers home delivery in eight cities across the country, will roll out the Instacart service to ...
SFA Names Front Burner Competition Contestan
The Specialty Food Association has selected the three SFA members who will vie for top honors at the Front Burner Foodservice Pitch competition, taking place Monday, Jan. 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The finalists were chosen from a pool of applicants by members of the SFA Foodservice Council who voted on criteria including foodservice appeal, differentiation, and product innovation. Contestants include Chitra Agrawal of Brooklyn Delhi who will pitch Tomato Achaar; Gerard Bozoghlian of Gardel’s Fine Foods who will pitch Gardel’s Chimichurri Autentico, and Daron Fitch of Food Specialties Trading/De Nigris who will pitch Modena ...
Kenny Family ShopRites to give $150,000 in Employee Bonuses After Tax Bill
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Delaware Supermarkets Inc. is handing out $150 bonuses to 1,000 non-management and union-represented employees as a result of the recent tax reform bill being signed into law. The bonus is in addition to holiday and performance bonuses. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company, which owns six ShopRite supermarkets in New Castle County, Delaware, will also invest $150,000 into employee training and development programs. The company, locally known as Kenny Family ShopRites, is following in the footsteps of such large corporations as AT&T, Boeing and Comcast.  "Our ability to provide bonuses and training to our employees demonstrates ...
The "Great Eight" Hottest Healthy Food and Beverage Trends for 2018
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, food expert Mareya Ibrahim serves up the top eight healthy food and beverage trends to try in 2018.  1) ROOT TO TABLE  By the time fresh produce arrives on your plate, it has lost a ton of nutrients - up to 77 percent of Vitamin C within just a week of harvesting, according to the University of California, Davis.1  Look for a new crop of "living" produce sold with the roots on for heightened freshness and prolonged shelf life, lasting up to 18 days as compared to an average ...
Hiland Dairy Foods Company Wins High Honors at 2017 World Dairy Expo
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiland Dairy Foods Company, a leading farmer-owned dairy producer, is pleased to announce that the company recently received awards in 17 product categories during the 2017 World Dairy Expo (WDE) Championship Dairy Product Contest. The WDE contest is the only one of its kind in North America that includes all dairy products.  The prestigious WDE all-dairy national contest allows Hiland Dairy and other winning companies the right to claim their products as "the best of the best" in North America. "It's an honor to have so many of our products and processing facilities recognized ...
Vallarta Supermarkets Celebrates Opening Of A New Store
PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vallarta Supermarkets, one of the nation's largest Hispanic supermarket chains has announced the grand opening of its 50th store today located in Pasadena, California.  The new supermarket, located at the Renaissance Plaza Shopping Center on the southwest corner of North Fair Oaks Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard was previously occupied by a Vons Supermarket. The totally remodeled 50,000 square-foot facility was built with an investment of $8 million, and will maintain the services of a Wells Fargo bank branch as well as a pharmacy.  With the opening of its new store in Pasadena, Vallarta Supermarkets ...
Loblaw and Instacart to offer grocery delivery to millions of Canadian homes
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Canadian first, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L, "Loblaw") and Instacart will work together to deliver groceries to Canadian homes, beginning in December. Loblaw has a network of nearly 2,500 stores and the most Click & Collect grocery pick-up sites in Canada, now complemented by the option of home delivery. Instacart is a technology-driven, on-demand grocery delivery service, already serving more than 150 American markets. Online grocery orders from Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore and T&T stores will be delivered by Instacart to customers' homes in as little as one hour, beginning in Toronto on ...
Specialty Grocer Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace Opens Brand New Location On Long Island
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty grocer, Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, announced today the grand opening of its new Melville location on December 1. The new market marks the brand's sixth on Long Island and seventh overall. The full-service supermarket, featuring a gourmet Italian theme, an upscale design and a unique shopping experience, is located at 890 Walt Whitman Road on Route 110, North of the Northern State Parkway. Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace will open its doors to customers at 10:00am, December 1, following a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that welcomes Melville residents, as well as community and business leaders. The ...
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